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Live Discussion: Firefighter Cancer Awareness & Prevention

January 24, 2023

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January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month. Join the NVFC and expert panelists to learn more about what types of cancer most commonly affect firefighters, why firefighters face an increased risk of cancer, and what actions you and your department can take to reduce risks and prevent job-related cancer. The discussion will take place tomorrow (1/25)... Read More »


Surviving the Job: Preventing Firefighter Cancer

January 10, 2023

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Cancer is a serious threat facing today’s fire service, but there are easy and low-cost ways you can lower your risks. These include the 11 best practices for firefighter cancer prevention as outlined in the Lavender Ribbon Report. This course will explain how to incorporate these life-saving practices into your daily routines in order to... Read More »


Take Action to Protect Against Firefighter Cancer

January 10, 2023

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Cancer is one of the biggest health threats facing firefighters, but there are actions you can take to protect yourself and your crew. January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month, a time to learn about what you and your department can do to lessen exposure risks and prevent job-related cancer. Here are some resources and tools... Read More »


Live Discussion: Firefighter Cancer Awareness & Prevention

January 10, 2023

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January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month. Join the NVFC and expert panelists to learn more about what types of cancer most commonly affect firefighters, why firefighters face an increased risk of cancer, and what actions you and your department can take to reduce risks and prevent job-related cancer. The discussion will take place on January... Read More »


Get Ready for Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

December 20, 2022

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January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month, a time to learn what you and your crew can do to lessen your exposure risks and prevent job-related cancer. The NVFC is hosting a live discussion on January 25 at 2pm ET that you can incorporate into your January training. Register on Zoom or save the date on... Read More »


Live Discussion: Firefighter Cancer Awareness & Prevention

December 20, 2022

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January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month. Join the NVFC and expert panelists to learn more about what types of cancer most commonly affect firefighters, why firefighters face an increased risk of cancer, and what actions you and your department can take to reduce risks and prevent job-related cancer. Panelists include: Brian McQueen, NVFC board member... Read More »


Take Action to Protect Yourself from Cancer

July 26, 2022

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A recent study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency, concluded that occupational exposure as a firefighter causes cancer. It is critical that firefighters protect themselves and reduce their exposure risks. The Lavender Ribbon Report and subsequent update present 11 actions firefighters should take to reduce their risk... Read More »


Oklahoma State University Firefighter Cancer Study

March 22, 2022

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The Oklahoma State University College of Education and Human Sciences is recruiting participants for a study that will give researchers better insight into public safety officers’ thoughts about cancer and nutrition. The study will help inform future interventions to reduce risk of cancer, and to help those that have already had cancer, through modifiable factors... Read More »


New Web Site Educates Firefighters and the Families About Prostate Cancer

February 8, 2022

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A new web site has been launched to help firefighters and their families understand one of the most prominent cancers among firefighters: prostate cancer. The site is written for and by firefighters and is designed for active male firefighters aged 40 and above and their families. Information includes prevention measures, how to get checked, and... Read More »


Take Actions to Prevent Firefighter Cancer

January 25, 2022

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January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month, designed to bring attention to this critical issue and what firefighters can do to lessen their risks. Keep the momentum going by using these resources all year long to protect yourself and your crew. The Firefighter Cancer Support Network has tools, training modules, fact sheets, and more here. You... Read More »


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